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Numberblocks and Peter Sawkins team up for National Numeracy Day

17 May 2022

In honour of the fifth National Numeracy Day, Numberblocks have teamed up with Peter Sawkins to help little learners across the UK feel good about numbers, and bring number fun to the kitchen.

Image showing Peter Sawkins baking flapjacks, with the Numberblocks logo

This May, Peter Sawkins, National Numeracy Ambassador and winner of The Great British Bake Off 2020, will be joined by the Numberblocks in a special Numberblock Five baking video. Children will enjoy the Numberblocks Flapjack Five bake-along video and recipe sheet. Following along with Peter, step-by-step, children will use maths and numbers to create their very own tasty, vegan, Five out of flapjacks.

Peter has also created a birthday cake recipe for older children.

The fun and supportive videos and recipe sheets will help children of all ages feel good about numbers while have fun making tasty treats that they will be proud to share with their friends and families.

Numberblocks has also created a special set of downloadable National Numeracy Day activities for children to use at nursery, school or home.

How to take part

Children can bake-along with Peter at home using the recipe sheets and videos as well as lots of other free activities on the Numeracy Day children’s hub.

Early years, primary and secondary level providers sign up to be a National Numeracy Day Champion Organisation here to get access these activities as well as many more resources, activities and planning information.

What they say

Peter Sawkins said:
"We use numbers in many aspects of life, from money to shopping and even cooking. In fact maths is the magic ingredient in my baking! Everyone can improve their numeracy skills and confidence, and it’s never too early to start. This National Numeracy Day I’m thrilled to be teaming up with National Numeracy and Numberblocks. Our baking activities will get children of all ages feeling more positive about maths."

Numberblocks said:
"In Numberblocks, numbers come to life in fun characters, big adventures and number fun sing-alongs to help children develop a lifelong love of maths. We're delighted to be a Lead Delivery Partner for National Numeracy Day and help widen our support for children in the early stages of their maths learning journey."

Sam Sims, CEO of National Numeracy, the charity behind National Numeracy Day, said:
We want the nation to feel confident with the maths in everyday life. We are proud to have this new partnership with Numberblocks, working together to help little learners have a positive start with numbers. And what better way to do that, than by helping them have some fun baking tasty treats?"

Why National Numeracy Day is vital

In the UK, 49% of the UK’s working-age population having the expected numeracy levels of a primary school child, significantly below the average for developed countries.

So, National Numeracy Day 2022 is bigger and better than ever. Our website offers a host of free, fun and helpful activities, events and resources for adults and children to get involved, from tip sheets to download and videos to watch as well as quick and easy ways to get started on improving numeracy via the National Numeracy Challenge.

About us

National Numeracy is a charity dedicated to helping people feel confident with numbers and using everyday maths. Its work improves how people understand and work with numbers in everyday life, sparking better opportunities and brighter futures.

Numberblocks is a BAFTA award-winning animated television show that helps children to see how numbers really work − and master a new key maths skill through number fun adventures. It’s a story of friends who can always count on each other − but, most of all, Numberblocks is about having fun with numbers. Watch Numberblocks on the CBeebies channel or BBC iPlayer. Visit to learn more, play interactive games and download learning activities.

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